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What to see in Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay Attractions


Ontario boasts about 330 parks, attracting more than 10 million visitors annually. Many of these picturesque areas are clustered near Thunder Bay and around the massive Lake Superior, offering travellers a number of exciting opportunities for outdoor recreation. Lake Nipigon and the township of the same name are close to Thunder Bay, and are also a hub for outdoor pursuits such as hiking, camping and water sports.

The region has some cultural diversions too. The Amethyst Mine Panorama is a huge favourite, allowing visitors the chance to poke around for souvenirs in one of the largest amethyst deposits in the world. The Fort William Historical Park is a living history attraction that recreates the days of the North West Company and the Canadian fur trade, while the Magnus Theatre is the premium performance venue.


Amethyst Mine

Amethyst is Ontario's official gemstone, and is just one of the many natural gifts unearthed on the north shore of Lake Superior. The semi-precious stones native to this area come…

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Fort William Historical Park

Visitors can travel back to 1816 at Fort William Historical Park, an authentic duplicate of the North West Company's inland headquarters. Located at Thunder Bay, this company was…

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Lake Superior

Lake Superior is the largest of the Great Lakes of North America, and the biggest freshwater lake by surface area in the world. Ontario shares this vast expanse of water with the…

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Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

Sleeping Giant Provincial Park is set on a rugged peninsula near Thunder Bay, where keen hikers can tackle trails running to the tops of granite cliffs and opening onto spectacular…

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